When solving problems can get you killed

Last week I had the pleasure of spending time with local non-profit leaders, teaching them to incorporate real coaching into their management/leadership tool kit.  Within a couple of hours, the group was well grounded in the pillars of “real coaching” – listening, asking powerful questions, and moving the coachee to action. Once we moved beyond […]

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When to work with an executive coach

You hire a plumber to fix a plumbing problem. You hire a doctor to deal with a health issue. Likewise, you need to hire a coach for the right reasons. Otherwise, working with an executive coach can be a waste of effort. An executive coach can help you to realize your full potential. However, working […]

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When you’re asked to work with a coach

In the dark beginnings of organizational coaching, coaches were often brought in to work with leaders who were poor performers. It’s rare for companies to expend resources in that way now. Today, executive coaches work with good to great performers where there is a decent chance that the coaching engagement will yield successful outcomes. Why […]

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Prepare to be amazed

Every leader/manager, if they are honest, has A, B, and C employees. The “A” employees are high potential, self-motivated and rare. The “B” employees are solid performers, who do good work. The “C” employees can range from needing too much direction to being disruptive, and they are the ones who may not make it in […]

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